ISTRON BAY HOTEL
One of the finest luxury hotels in Crete, the Istron Bay Hotel is located 15km south
of Agios Nikolaos, and two minutes from Istron village on the way to
Ierapetra and Sitia.
The Istron Bay Hotel is situated directly on a long sandy beach with a
wide range of holiday facilities. Set in extensive landscaped grounds with
pleasant areas for those precious moments where you can relax and enjoy
In typical Cretan design the Istron bay is built on a hillside with
terraces, leading down to the beach. The accommodation is located in the
main building or the bungalow-village.
FACILITIES & SERVICES:
- Standard rooms:
with sea view, balcony or terrace, air conditioning/heating
centrally operated, part-time schedule, WC & bath, direct dial telephone,
satellite TV, radio, safe for rent, mini bar, hair dryer.
- Superior rooms:
with sea view, larger rooms, with bed and sitting space, balcony or terrace,
air condition/heating centrally operated, part-time schedule, WC & bath,
bathrobe service, direct dial telephone, radio, satellite TV, safe for
rent, mini bar service, hair dryer.
with sea or garden view, by the pool or in between the floors, two rooms
with one bath, 1 bedroom and another combined bed and living room with
kitchenette, refrigerator/mini bar, sea view, balcony or terrace, air
condition/heating centrally operated part-time schedule, WC & bathroom
with bath, bathrobe service, telephone, radio, satellite tv, safe for
rent, hair dryer.
- Garden junior suites:
with sea or garden view, located by the ad-joining building, larger rooms,
(30 to 36 sqm) with bed and sitting space, (triple or 4 bedded). Luxurious
in modern Aegean style design, WC with bath, hair dryer, bathrobe service,
open air terrace with sun beds and umbrella, air conditioning/heating
individually operated, direct dial telephone, radio, satellite TV, safe
for rent, mini bar.
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:
- Swimming Pool. Open air,
seawater, 28,5m x 12m. Sun terraces, overlooking the bay, 20.000 sqm of
gardens. Children's pool and children's playground by the beach.
- A 600 metre long beach,
secluded and protected, mostly with white sand and pebbles, small jetty
for the boats of the hotel and of the guests.
- Sun beds and umbrellas free of charge by pool and beach.
- Bathing towels
- Public spaces: Reception,
lounge, main bar, TV corner, games room, conference room “Athineos” 120
seats, and “Mithekos” 45 seats.
- Dining room:
There is a breakfast buffet (extended style with whole meal food), as well
as a dinner, offering Cretan Traditional Cuisine with a buffet of
starters, salads and desserts. Soup and main course will be provided by
waiter service. Every fortnight, a grand buffet or alternatively a
candlelight gala dinner will be presented, further a weekly barbecue with
Cretan Folklore by the beach-side will be arranged. Children's and
vegetarian's dishes are also on the menu. The dining room is large enough
to accommodate all guests in one sitting.
- Cafe-Bistro at pool. Snacks, spaghetti, salads, small dishes, ice cream and pastries.
Open from 11.00 to 18.00 hrs.
- Beach taverna Votsala. Open for lunch with an extended menu and separate fruit and cocktail bar.
- A la Carte beach restaurant Meltemi. Open for dinner. Combines atmosphere,
entertainment, Cretan specialties and Grand cuisine, Seafood etc. Guests
are refunded the cost of their half board meal if they wish to dine here.
VIP Service. Guests in distinguished accommodations, like Superiors,
Junior Suites and Suites/Apartments may take their half-board evening meal
here, without supplement.
- Beach bar. Open during the daytime and at night with Meltemi.
- Main Bar. Open every night. Its terrace, the moon-terrace as it is called,
is one of the most popular spots of the hotel.
- Open-air Disco. For the younger guest and all lovers of dancing. Located by the
beachside, Entertainment will be performed by Cretan dancing groups,
Bouzouki bands, or by the hotel’s entertainers in dancing competitions,
Greek dancing or Latin evenings, etc.
- Room service.
- Guest welcome. Fruit and wine upon arrival, invitation to a cocktail
party by the manager for newcomers.
- Special welcome for the honeymooner, cakes for birthdays and anniversaries.
- Air conditioning: Rooms partly centrally or individually heated and air
conditioned, public spaces only heated, junior suites individually air conditioned/heated.
- Tennis Court with floodlight, Beach Volley, Table Tennis, Billiards.
- Salon de massage, Hairdresser’s salon.
- Scuba diving school with diploma. Water-ski, banana, pedalo , canoe, wind surfing, fishing trips.
- Soft entertainments program. Day activities. Aerobic, Gymnastics, Nature walks
with Botanical instruction with picnic (extra charge), Cretan cooking
lessons, Beach Games, Wine Tasting, Tennis Tournaments, Pool Games, Greek
Lessons, Children's Daily Program etc.
- Mini Club (4-7 years).
- Evening Entertainment. Cretan Night, Beach Barbecue with Dancing Show, Raki
Parties, Dinner Dancing, Piano Bar Nights and Dancing Piano Music, Disco
Dancing, Greek Dancing Lessons Video & Slide presentations etc.
The luscious gardens, stunning position and comprehensive facilities of the Istron Bay
Hotel justly merit its internationally renowned reputation. But this is no
anonymous resort hotel, the Istron Bay combines style and service with
traditional Greek family ownership and management, resulting in a hotel
which is among the best on the island yet friendly and unostentatious.